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Saying Goodbye To Garry Marshall

Ilene Angel | Posted 07.22.2016 | Entertainment
Ilene Angel

I am quite certain that there are hundreds of people in every aspect of entertainment whose lives and careers have been personally touched by Garry, and who would tell you their own version of how he impacted them and changed the course of their lives. This one is mine.

RIP Garry Marshall. He Gave Us the Pretty Woman, the Fonz and Worked Clean While He Did It

David Hinckley | Posted 07.20.2016 | Entertainment
David Hinckley

Thinking back on the late Garry Marshall's work, which is what we do when a valuable artist dies, you become even more impressed when you realize he t...

If You See Something, Say Something: Garry Marshall

Jeremy Gerard | Posted 07.20.2016 | Entertainment
Jeremy Gerard

Doctoral theses are sure to be written about the nearly parallel -- yet philosophically opposite -- titans of TV comedy, Garry Marshall (signature brand: Happy Days) and Norman Lear (signature brand: All In The Family). Olav ha-shalom, Garry.

From 'Happy Days' To 'Louie,' 8 Of The Best Garry Marshall Scenes

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 07.20.2016 | Entertainment

Garry Marshall is not often mentioned in the same breath as Hollywood’s most revered auteurs, but his legacy is just as impactful. His key contribut...

Garry Marshall Gave Us The Most Perfect Fashion Sequence In Film History

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 07.20.2016 | Style

“Big mistake. Big. Huge.” Fewer lines uttered in the history of fashion in film are quite as memorable as those. They were spoken, of course, by J...

5 Ways to Bring Back the Romantic Comedy

ScreenCraft | Posted 05.10.2016 | Entertainment
ScreenCraft

This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational ev...

Pretty Privilege: Top 3 Perks of Being Beautiful

Maria Wood | Posted 04.21.2016 | Women
Maria Wood

I'm a woman, so I always got the gist of male privilege. The game is rigged, the guys get all sorts of privileges and, to add insult to injury, most of them aren't even aware of their advantages.

16 Plots of Your Favorite Movies If You Watched Them Backward

Playboy.com | Posted 02.29.2016 | Entertainment
Playboy.com

Can you watch a movie backwards? Of course you can't. But what if you could? Turns out most movies would be completely ridiculous if you started from the end and watched the plot unfold from the opposite side of the story. Here's how some of your all time favorite films would play out if you watched them in reverse.

Richard Gere Looks Back On 'Pretty Woman' 25 Years Later

The Huffington Post | Ryan Buxton | Posted 09.09.2015 | Entertainment

Can you believe it's been 25 years since we were totally charmed by the rom-com perfection of "Pretty Woman" in 1990? Neither can Richard Gere. But th...

The Most Iconic Jewelry in Movies

Alex Simon | Posted 07.11.2016 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

Precious jewels have provided fodder for drama practically since drama was invented, with precious stones and trinkets used as plot devices in plays written as far back as 100 B.C.

Another Week, Another Airbnb Horror Story: Guest Uses Rental to Entertain Sex-Work Clients

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.01.2016 | Travel
Van Winkle's

An Australian woman from New South Wales used Airbnb to transform someone else’s home into a “makeshift brothel,” the Daily Telegraph reported. ...

The Privilege of Being Pretty -- #PassingCanMean #PrettyPower -- The Transgender Struggle

Nikki Araguz Loyd | Posted 05.08.2016 | Queer Voices
Nikki Araguz Loyd

Today I encourage you to look in the mirror and tell yourself "I am pretty, I am worthy, and I love Me!" and then go tell someone else, and even more I ask that the next time you encounter a transgender individual offer them a kind word about their appearance.

Getting Enlightened About Prostitution

Susan Smalley, Ph.D. | Posted 06.02.2015 | Impact
Susan Smalley, Ph.D.

2015 marked the 25th anniversary of the movie Pretty Woman starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere. It was a movie I loved at the time because I real...

Pretty Woman Hides an Ugly Reality

Hon. Judy Harris Kluger | Posted 05.25.2015 | Impact
Hon. Judy Harris Kluger

The Today Show's celebration of this fantasy misses the reality that prostitution is rarely light, loving or funny. In the quarter century since the film's release, we know much more about the links between prostitution and human trafficking.

9 Other Movies People Saw When 'Pretty Woman' Opened 25 Years Ago

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 03.23.2015 | Entertainment

March 23 marks the 25th anniversary of "Pretty Woman." The classic rom-com -- which has both defenders and detractors -- was released on this day in 1...

'Pretty Woman' and the Ugly Truth About Prostitution

Marian Hatcher | Posted 04.18.2015 | Impact
Marian Hatcher

Prostitution as portrayed in Pretty Woman is just about as far as you can get from the truth. Prostitution is ugly. Most of it is sex trafficking. It's intriguing to read that the movie's script originally was written as a dark, cautionary tale. That, from my perspective as a survivor, gets at the sad reality.

Pretty Woman Turns 25

Nathan Smith | Posted 05.22.2015 | Entertainment
Nathan Smith

With her bad blonde wig and safety pins holding her imitation leather boots, Roberts still dazzles us with her earthy, warm, and self-deprecating Vivian 25 years on. While 50 Shades of Grey has recently captured our attentions, it may be time to instead indulge in a Pretty Woman couch session.

Matthew Jacobs

How Modern Cinderella Movies Have Updated The Classic Tale's Feminism

HuffingtonPost.com | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 03.20.2015 | Entertainment

Even with Egyptian and European roots, Cinderella is one of American culture's most famous folktales. Decades after Mary Pickford portrayed the haples...

Kingsman: The Secret Service

Francis Levy | Posted 05.02.2015 | Arts
Francis Levy

Michael Vaughn's Kingsman:The Secret Service is like The Shining meets Pygmalion. The movie which lies firmly in the tradition of Tarantino's meta cin...

ReThink Review: Fifty Shades of Grey -- Why Now?

Jonathan Kim | Posted 04.15.2015 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Timing and technology may have conspired to make a story like Fifty Shades of Grey a runaway success, but its poor grasp of bondage and dominant/submissive power dynamics may send a dangerous message farther and faster than we would ever want.

16 Good Movies That Opened To Bad Reviews

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 02.10.2015 | Entertainment

There's no accounting for taste, as evidenced by the foolhardy reception certain cinematic gems initially garner. These 16 films exemplify that as wel...

Female Students Shown 'Pretty Woman' Clips To Learn How Not To Dress

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 10.02.2014 | Teen

Several media outlets are accusing a North Dakota high school of "slut shaming" female students by allegedly comparing them to Vivian Ward. Devils...

Yagana Shah

The 5 Sexiest Things About Richard Gere On His Birthday

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.30.2014 | Fifty

Happy birthday, Richard Gere! Not only can we not believe the hunky actor is 65 today, it's hard to imagine that it's been nearly 25 years since he ma...

Prostitution: Shameful for a Girl, 'Shameless' for a Guy

Andrew Cristi | Posted 05.25.2014 | Entertainment
Andrew Cristi

For a 20-something girl who just fed her baby brother cocaine out of negligence and got arrested, turning tricks seems like the bottom of the barrel. For an underage boy who shouldn't even be in a night club to begin with, stripping and hooking and pimping seem like great, lucrative career options.

It's Official, 'Pretty Woman' Is Getting A Musical Makeover

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 03.19.2014 | Arts

Twenty four years ago Julia Roberts stole the hearts of Americans everywhere as Vivian Ward, a Hollywood prostitute with the curliest locks to ever hi...